FSPC: New leadership elected for Swiss Interchurch Aid and Bread for All

The Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) in Bern elected today Jeanne Pestalozzi-Racine to be the new president of the Council of the Bread for All Foundation, and Claude Ruey to be the new president of the Council of Swiss Interchurch Aid.

Today in Bern, the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) elected the presidents and the individual members of the foundation councils of Bread for All (BfA) and Swiss Interchurch Aid.

Jeanne Pestalozzi-Racine (born in Canton Zurich in 1952) was elected president of the BfA Foundation Council from 2012-2015. She will succeed Ulrich Siegrist, who has resigned as president and member of the council, effective at the end of 2011. Pestalozzi-Racine has been a member of the Church Council of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zurich from 1995 through 2011, and was a delegate of the FSPC Assembly of Delegates from 1998-2010.

Claude Ruey (born in Canton Vaud in 1949) was elected president of the Swiss Interchurch Aid Council from 2012-2015. Ruey has already held this position in a first term since 2008. Ruey is active as an attorney and consultant, and has been a member of the National Council from 1999 through the end of November 2011.

The FSPC Assembly of Delegates also elected Doris Amsler-Thalmann (born in Canton Bern in 1957) and Fritz Schneider (born in Canton Bern in 1953) to the Swiss Interchurch Aid Council for 2012-2015. Amsler-Thalmann has been the vice president of the Swiss Interchurch Aid Council and a teacher in Biel since 2008. Schneider heads the Department of Agronomy of the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences in Zollikofen.